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SD Officials Say Not Enough Notice Given on Summit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The head of South Dakota’s Department of Social Services says the state wasn’t given enough notice about a conference on Indian child foster care in Rapid City. The summit that wrapped up Friday brought together representatives from the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Department of Justice, tribal...
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Prosecutors Won’t Seek Death Penalty in SD Killing

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – Prosecutors say they will not seek the death penalty if a man accused of killing a Mitchell woman is convicted. Thirty-six-year-old Kent Davidson is accused of fatally shooting 26-year-old Crystal Schulz in the head with a shotgun on March 11. Her body was found three days later in a shed...
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Former Texas Congressman to Speak at SD Ag Summit

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Stenholm of Texas will be the keynote speaker next month at South Dakota’s annual Governor’s Ag Development Summit. Stenholm was a member of the Agriculture Committee during his 26 years in the U.S. House.  South Dakota Agriculture Department officials say Stenholm earned a reputation for building...
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Judge Sentences Eagle Butte Man to Prison on Assault Charge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man has been sentenced to six years in prison on an assault charge. Twenty-three-year-old Isiah Mesteth, of Eagle Butte, pleaded guilty in February on a federal charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Authorities say the assault happened in October 2011. Mesteth allegedly hit and...
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